Bulker near grounding in Venice Italy, after blackout VIDEO

Bulk carrier BEHCET C suffered a blackout in Canale dei Petroli, Venice, Italy, while proceeding to Marghera, Venice, with pilot on board and 2 assisting tugs, in the morning Sep 29. The ship went out of control and moved towards Canal structures, and Canal’s edge. Thanks to quick respond of f’castle crew and tugs, grounding was avoided. Both anchors were dropped, tugs worked full steam to divert loaded ship from hitting structures and grounding, the ship finally, was stabilized in Canal. The crew restored power and restarted engine, BEHCET C berthed at Marghera about an hour after accident.
Bulk carrier BEHCET C, IMO 9503744, dwt 22359, built 2009, flag Panama, manager CANBAZ DENIZCILIK VE NAKLIYAT, Istanbul (EQUASIS).



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